Borne, by Jeff Vandermeer

Borne, by Jeff Vandermeer. (Publisher: MCD; reprint edition February 27, 2018; paperback: 368 pages; first edition, hardcover, April 25, 2017)
Language: English

Critics have labelled the book a “biotech apocalypse” novel, and it is certainly that. But I believe Vandermeer modelled it on a far older, more classical form – the Quest Fable. Vandermeer likes to mix up genres and subgenres, and in this novel he also included many Fairytale elements. (Read more…)

About M. Bijman

Avid reader, longtime writer of book reviews and literary analyses. Interested in literature, creativity and cognition, language and linguistics, musicology, and technology. Occasionally writes poems and bits of music.

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